Can I remove DC on a windows server 2012 standard to get RDS to communicate work ?

I let the grace period go by and lost all function of RDS , can't get it to work even after I installed the licenses(set up per user to match the deployment screen etc..)  , THE DC is on the same computer and it cannot communicate with the "computer" : "dcom was unable to communicate with the computer using any of the configured protocols requested by PID 25e8" So everything I read tells me the that DC does not play well with AD DS and that I also don't need it.......... 6-8 users will be connecting to the server at any given time so workgroup (regular) set up of RDS protocols should be fine I would think. SO can I delete the Domain Controller (after demoting it etc..) without losing any data???  RDS Diagnoser says everything else is good.
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Rakesh KapoorCommented:
Could you please elaborate your question. Which data you are referring to after demoting DC?
jediwizardAuthor Commented:
I have data on the C drive, SQL database etc...
Rakesh KapoorCommented:
Demoting the Domain Controller would not delete anything from the C drive or SQL database. You can safely demote Domain Controller.

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